12 October 2013

New stamp from India


Date of Issue : 12 October 2013

India Post issued today a Miniature sheet in Rs 20 denomination  on Mahatma Gandhi to commemorate Philately Day .

: Kenneth Sequeira – Dubai

New stamps from USA


Date of Issue 10 October 2013

The U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of issuing classic holiday stamps with this bright and cheerful rendering of America's favorite holiday flower, the poinsettia.The stamp art depicts the rich red and vibrant green leaves surrounding the flower—the cluster of small, rather modest cup-shaped structures in the center. The red “petals” that we think of as the flower are actually modified leaves called bracts. A potted poinsettia was used as art reference.


While considered by the ancient Aztecs to be a symbol of purity, the poinsettia today symbolizes good cheer. The gift of a poinsettia is said to bring with it wishes of laughter and celebration. Found on everything from wrapping paper to holiday jewelry, the poinsettia says “Christmas” more than any other flower. The stamp art's vibrant red—America's favorite poinsettia color—adds a decorative and celebratory note to cards and letters during the holidays.


Date of Issue : 24 October 2013

A new entry in the annual USPS Holiday issues rollout is a Global Forever stamp that depicts an Evergreen Wreath. This international rate stamp offers a single price for any First-Class Mail International one-ounce letter to any country in the world or for a 2-ounce letter to Canada. To distinguish it from domestic rate Forever stamps, it is round and bears the words “Global Forever.”

The wreath that graces the stamp art has a base made of a wire metal frame folded around Styrofoam, which was spray-painted green. The designer attached evergreen twigs onto picks and inserted them into the base, rotating the picks to make the wreath full and lush. The decorations are clusters of bright red Nandina berries and pinecones. The wreath is finished with a traditional red bow.

The sight of a festive and elegant evergreen wreath on the front door offers a traditional welcome to family and friends during the holidays. The U.S. Postal Service celebrates that tradition internationally with Global Forever®: Evergreen Wreath, its first global holiday stamp.

Evergreens are still a popular component of many holiday wreaths. However, wreaths now come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. Made from plants like eucalyptus, laurel, pine boughs, and mistletoe or from material like glass, wood, paper, and wire, wreaths can be shaped into stars, circles, squares, ovals—almost any shape is possible.

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